PAN: GOD OF THE ENGLISH COUNTRYSIDE
Recording of an online talk presented by Dr Paul Robichaud, followed by a Q&A with the audience.
How did Pan, the shepherd god of ancient Arcadia, become at home in rural England? This talk will explore the rise of Pan as a god of the English countryside from the nineteenth through the twenty-first centuries, showing how a foreign god paradoxically became a symbol of wild England.
Originally presented as part of the 2023 Folklore Podcast Lectures Season.